Reading & Listening, Grades K-5

Boston Public Library Catalog

E-Books & Audiobooks

Tumblebook Cloud Junior
Storyline Online
Unite for Literacy
Open Ebooks

Read free books on an iOS or Android device (sorry, they're not available on Chromebooks). You'll need login credentials from your school librarian. Please this slideshow on the right for directions.

Signing up for Open Ebooks


Listen by clicking on the links below. If you like podcast, add it to a podcast app on your phone or tablet!

Fiction Podcasts

Circle Round Podcast
Saturday Morning Media Podcast
Bedtime FM Storytime Podcast
The Radio Adventures of Dr. Floyd
Stories Podcast
Story Pirates Podcast
Storynory Podcast
Be Calm on Ahway Island
What If World
The Alien Adventures of Finn Caspian Podcast
Flyest Fables Podcast

Nonfiction Podcasts

Brains On! Podcast
Ear Snacks Podcast
Tumble Science Podcast
Wow in the World Podcast

"What Should I Read Next?": Resources for Choosing Your Next Book


(Lists of Great Books)

Dogo Books

Be sure that you are logged into your BPS Google account before clicking here.

Guys Read
NoveList K-8: A database of reading recommendations.

*This is a Boston Public Library database, so have your BPL card number ready!

Notable Children’s Book & Audiobook Lists Compiled annually by the American Library Association.

Cooperative Children’s Book Center Bibliographies & Booklists Bibliographies on a wide range of themes, with an emphasis on multicultural topics.

Read Kiddo Read James Patterson’s site dedicated to making kids readers for life.

Book Awards

Click on each link for lists of current and past winners.

Caldecott Medal: For picture books.

Caldecott Medal

Newbery Award: For chapter books.

Newbery Medal

Coretta Scott King Award: For books exploring the African-American experience.

Coretta Scott King Award

Pura Belpre Award: For books exploring the Latino cultural experience.

Pura Belpre Award

Batchelder Award: For books originally published in languages other than English.

Batchelder Award

Geisel Award: For beginning reader books.

Geisel Award

Odyssey Award: For the best audiobooks.

Odyssey Award

Sibert Award: For the best informational books.

Sibert Medal

Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature

Finding the Right Reading Level: The Five Finger Rule